- SYDF has called on Buhari to convoke a national youths conference
- According to the group, this will resolve the lingering crisis on the EndSARS protests
- Going further, the group commended Buhari for addressing the nation on the issue
Southern Youths Development Forum (SYDF) has appealed to the federal government to convoke a national youth conference immediately.
The call was made in a statement made available to Legit.ng by the national president of the group, Pastor Bassey James.
James, who is also the founder of Southern Atlantic Polytechnic, Uyo, said this will help resolve the lingering crisis on the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) protests which is gaining ground among the Nigerian youths.
According to the clergy who is also a criminologist, Buhari has done the right thing by addressing the nation but he must urgently meet with the youths across the country for confidence-building.
James equally appealed to the inspector general of police to reorganise the entire police and to caution them from using force against the youths in order not to escalate the tensions.
Going further, he said government at all levels must create jobs for the teeming population of youths in the country.
"I have severally appealed to the central bank, bank of industry and commercial banks to support the youths with loans but it seems everybody is talking politics as against development.
"The political elites must know that millions of youths are jobless and must be engaged. We are ready to partner with the government if we are called upon, but something urgently must be done to avoid the impending storm especially unemployment.
"I also appeal to elites to support the police force with facilities. On my part, I have donated police facilities to Akwa Ibom state police command, and we are working again on supporting them with communication and security systems."
He added that all hands must be on deck in the overall interest of the country.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that IGP Mohammed Adamu assured Nigerians that the training of a new police unit to take over from the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) will commence next week.
Adamu gave the assurance when pop artiste, David Adeleke aka Davido, visited him in his office on Monday, October 12 over the ongoing #EndSARS protests.
For over 72 hours, Nigerian youths nationwide have taken to the streets calling for the disbandment of SARS.
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